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Tue. 12:07 a.m.: UPDATE: Pot left on overnight damages Ridge restaurant

MINERAL RIDGE — State Route 46 has reopened after a portion was closed for about 45 minutes this morning while firefighters extinguished a small fire inside Pho Viez restaurant, 3971 S. Main St. Firefighters were called to the restaurant around 10 a.m. after the owners of the Vietnamese ...

Tues. 11 a.m.: Tech rout erases stocks’ gain for year

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are skidding again on Wall Street this morning as a tech rout continues and several big retailers report weak results. Apple sank another 3.6 percent in early trading today and Microsoft gave up 3.3 percent. Target plunged 9.5 percent after missing Wall Street's ...

Tue. 10:19 a.m.: Mineral Ridge road closed for fire in Vietnamese restaurant

MINERAL RIDGE --- A portion of state Route 46 is closed between Depot Street and County Line Road this hour while firefighters extinguished a blaze inside the Pho Viez restaurant, 3971 S. Main St. Just before 10 a.m., a passer-by spotted smoke coming from the Vietnamese restaurant, which had ...

Tue. 9:36 a.m.: US home construction rose 1.5 percent in October

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction improved a slight 1.5 percent in October, but in a troubling sign, ground breakings for single-family houses fell. The Commerce Department said this morning that housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.23 million, up from 1.21 ...

Tue. 9:21 a.m.: Trump pressed to levy harsh US response to Khashoggi killing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump faces increasing pressure to take tougher measures against Saudi Arabia over the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi. Trump says that Saudi Arabia is a "spectacular ally" and that he's not convinced that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom's ...

Tue. 9:03 a.m.: Trump criticizes war hero for not capturing bin Laden sooner

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has ignited a firestorm of criticism and charges that he is politicizing the military by faulting a war hero for not capturing al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden sooner. Trump took shots at retired Adm. William McRaven in a weekend Fox News interview in ...

Tue. 8:54 a.m.: Judge bars US from enforcing Trump asylum ban

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally. President Donald Trump issued a proclamation on Nov. 9 that said anyone who crossed the southern border between official ports of entry would be ...

Tue. 8:46 a.m.: May gets rebellion reprieve; faces warning from allies

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May got a reprieve in one of her Brexit battles today as party rebels said they did not yet have the strength for a leadership challenge. But she faced a new headache as parliamentary allies warned they could remove support from May's minority ...

Tue. 8:43 a.m.: French leader says gas tax hikes will ‘change habits’

PARIS (AP) — France's embattled President Emmanuel Macron today defended fuel tax hikes that have prompted nationwide protests, but called for "dialogue" to calm tensions. In his first comments about the protests since more than a quarter million French drivers blocked roads Saturday, ...

Mon. 2:25 p.m.: Area launches campaign to keep GM production in Lordstown

LORDSTOWN - In what was perhaps the most bi-partisan coordinated local event in recent memory, Democrats, Republicans, labor leaders and managment teamed up today to launch a campaign locals are hoping will send a clear message to General Motors ä keep Chevrolet production in ...

Mon. 8:47 a.m.: In smoldering wildfire ruins, life goes on for a hardy few

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Brad Weldon lost his home to fire when he was a kid, so when a deadly wildland blaze came roaring toward his ranch house in the pines where he lives with his 89-year-old blind mother, he wasn't going to let disaster strike twice. Weldon and his mother's caregiver, ...

Mon. 8:41 a.m.: Germany rescinds approval for Saudi arms sales

The German government said today it has halted previously approved arms exports to Saudi Arabia amid the fallout from the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Germany said a month ago it wouldn't approve any new weapons exports to Saudi Arabia, but left open what would happen with ...

Mon. 8:37 a.m.: Top EU lawmaker says no renegotiation of Brexit deal

LONDON (AP) — The head of the biggest group in the European Parliament says there will be no renegotiation of the draft Brexit deal that is drawing widespread criticism in Britain. Manfred Weber, who leads the center-right European People's Party in the EU legislature, told reporters in ...

Peacock rescued from Hartford tree

HARTFORD — Brookfield firefighters had to rescue a peacock from a tree during the Holidays in Hartford event at the township center at state Routes 7 and 305. According to the fire department, a peacock owned by a local resident flew about 50 feet up into the tree and was unable to get ...

Fri. 2:15 p.m.: North Korea deports American even as it boasts of new weapon

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday said it will deport an American citizen it detained for illegal entrance, an apparent concession to the United States that came even as it announced the test of a newly developed but unspecified "ultramodern" weapon that will be seen as a ...

Fri. 2:10 p.m.: CNN’s Acosta back at White House after judge’s ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ordered the Trump administration on Friday to immediately return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, though a lawsuit over the credentials' revocation is continuing. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly, an appointee of ...

Fri. 2:08 p.m.: Pelosi has ‘candid’ talk with potential rival for speaker

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nancy Pelosi met privately Friday with her top potential rival for House speaker, Rep. Marcia Fudge, as the Democratic leader works to gather support and fend off a challenge from a small but persistent group determined to stop her from reclaiming the gavel. Fudge said the ...

Thu. 4:23 p.m.: Hoerig request to move to federal court denied

WARREN - A federal judge is refusing Claudia Hoerig's request to move her case out of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court to the United States District Court's Eastern Division of the Northern District of Ohio. There is no jurisdiction for the federal court to intervene, Judge Dan Aaron ...

Thurs. 2:18 p.m.: Fire death toll at 56 and counting in Northern California

MAGALIA, Calif. (AP) — Cool weather helped fire crews gain ground Thursday against the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century, as the search went on for more bodies. At least 56 people were killed and 300 were unaccounted for a week after the flames swept through. The nearly ...